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altruistic suicide
type of suicide that occurs where ties to the group or community are considered more important than individual identity
anomic suicide
type of suicide that occurs when the structure of society is weakened or disrupted and people feel hopeless and disillusioned
comparative method
research technique that compares existing official statistics and historical records across groups to test a theory about some social phenomenon
egoistic suicide
type of suicide that occurs in settings where the individual is emphasized over group or community connections
individualistic explanation
tendency to attribute people's achievements and failures to their personal qualities
sociological imagination
ability to see the impact of social forces on our private lives, (according to C Wright Mills, 1959)